Discovery Voyages

Professionally-guided,  small-ship cruises in Alaska's Prince William Sound 

2022 Discovery Voyages

Discovery Voyages, based near Anchorage, Alaska, offers professionally-guided, small-ship cruises in Alaska's Prince William Sound featuring photography, whale watching, birding, hiking & kayaking, as well as land & sea adventures and custom vacations, perfect for family trips, weddings and reunions. Far from the crowds of conventional high-volume tourism, our personal approach offers a genuine and intimate encounter with Alaska. It's an eco-friendly way to explore Alaska's gorgeous and diverse marine environment. Because of its small size, our 65-foot historic yacht can sail into quiet coves and navigate ice-bound channels that larger boats must avoid, letting Discovery passengers get an up close and personal view of glaciers and wildlife that is simply not possible on a larger cruise ship.

Captain Dean has been running these tours in Prince William Sound since 1992 aboard the M/V Discovery which is a 65-foot former Presbyterian Church Missions vessel.

Discovery Voyages

3 Day Classic Voyage

3 Day Trip

Sample the natural wonders of Prince William Sound. Cruise amongst massive tidewater glaciers.  Explore the serene waters of quiet bays. 

Discovery Hike & Kayak Voyage

Hike & Kayak Voyage

5  or 6 Day Trip

For those seeking a more interactive experience with Alaska’s natural world, the “Hike & Kayak Voyage” is similar to the “Classic Voyage” but incorporates longer hikes and more extensive sea kayak excursions, all guided by the qualified Discovery staff..

Discovery Photo Voyage

Classic Discovery Voyage

5 -7 Day Trip

Our photography tours are designed specifically for the photographer who always wants to linger a little longer than the rest of the group. Days activities focus on photographing in Prince William Sound's magical fjordland!

Discovery Voyages

Grand Alaska Journey

 12 Day Trip

The Grand Alaska Voyage, guided by naturalist and photographer Hugh Rose, includes the best of Alaska's scenery and wildlife. The journey begins in Anchorage and the nearby world-famous Prince William Sound on a five day voyage aboard the M/V Discovery.

Grand Alaska Voyage

Brown Bears Calving Glaciers

12 Day Trip

Sample the natural wonders of northwestern Prince William Sound.... Cruise Barry Arm, with it's massive tidewater glaciers. Explore the serene waters of Eaglek Bay and the spectacular Cascade Falls. Watch the antics of sea otters and Dall porpoises and keep an eye out for whales.

Discovery  Voyage private charters

Private Family Charters

A growing portion of the Discovery’s season provides customized, private voyages into Alaska’s prized seacoast region of Prince William Sound. Individual families, wedding parties, groups of friends, photographers, educators, and other small groups can charter the boat for their exclusive cruise and enjoy a private wilderness experience.

 DECKPLAN: MV Discovery 
2022 RATES & DATES: At A Glance Rates and Dates